After taping out a successful testchip in 28nm in early 2015, Catena delivered a high end 2x2 MIMO WiFi 11ac front end IC in 28nm at the end of 2015. The 1x1 MIMO WiFi 11ac tape out for consumer applications (also in 28nm) is scheduled for mid 2016
The Catena high-end 2x2 MIMO RF Transceiver system targets high end applications where performance is key, e.g. for upcoming standards like 802.11ax. It includes RF circuitry as well as AD/DA converters and digital signal processing and interfaces with the digital baseband over a high speed digital interface. The Catena WiFi system for consumer products integrates a high power PA as well as RX/TX switches, reducing the BOM to a minimum. Furthermore, it is optimized for low power and area efficient SOC integration.